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Lexogen did not disclose the funding amount, but said it was one of €16 million ($17.4 million) in awards from the Austria Research Promotion Agency.
FIND will use the funding to support the development of rapid tests, especially in low- and middle-income countries.
The project dovetails with a separate effort to sequence the whole exomes of the samples, the first 50,000 of which became available to researchers this month.
The government has also pledged €5 million from the European Regional Development Fund to support the integration of genetic data into routine medical care.
The center, set to open next year, will establish a national sequencing infrastructure, manage a national genome database, and make the data available for research.
Organizers will not only collect genetic data on participants, but report back genetic risks via the country's national health information system.
In a wide-ranging discussion, the two leaders touched upon vaccine development, infant mortality, US education, research funding, machine learning, and precision medicine.
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation launched the MMRF Answer Fund to engage researchers, clinicians, and patients in the search for better treatments.
The metrics are intended to provide an objective and constant way of evaluating the value of the repositories as well as the datasets they contain.
The US Congress has passed a $1 trillion spending bill that includes a hefty increase for NIH, though limits gene-editing research.
The Chan Zuckerberg Biohub is working with California's health department to sequence viral samples from COVID-19 patients to trace viral introductions, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
Despite differences in their migration habits, eastern and western monarch butterflies are genetically similar, according to a study in Molecular Ecology.
The UK is implementing COVID-19 testing with a 90-minute turnaround time.
In PLOS this week: identification of fungal species in subcutaneous infections, sequencing of Campylobacter found in raw meat from retail stores, and more.